Wednesday, May 5, 2010

About The Place

The difference in the Clematis in just two weeks is encouraging. I wasn't even sure if it would bloom this first growing season, but it has outdone itself.


A little cottage hideaway in the potting shed.

An endless collection of bird houses.

A garden visitor to the bird feeder.

22 comments:

DJan said...

Beautiful! I thought at first the deer was trying to hide behind the bush, and then I realized he's probably eating it! Great shots.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Oh what a beautiful clematis! I want one!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh clematis! It is SO beautiful. Is this the year you planted it? Wow... I thought it took several years to establish.

I would LOVE to grow some clematis... is it hard? It looks so spectacular.

Cass

L. D. Burgus said...

Your clematis is just gorgeous. I remember it from last year and it has grown bigger. Beautiful color.

Denise said...

All these photos make me smile Jo. Your Clematis is gorgeous, such a beautiful color and I love your collection of birdhouses. The little deer would be a welcome surprise in my garden too.

LC said...

I love the clematis... what variety is it? Larry

Andora said...

I love that clamtis!!I have one just like it..it is my favorite..yours sure is pretty...beautiful oics..hope you have a great day!!1

Marilyn said...

HHMMM...after years of blooming its little head off my clematis isn't doing a thing this year.
Oh well, I'll just come here and admire yours!! Love your little shed....I am still dreaming of having one...

Barbara Anne said...

Lovely! Your pictures make me want to run and buy a clematis right now and to find some large gourds to paint so they're charming.

We haven't yet seen our deer neighbors this year.

Hugs!

Maggie said...

So beautiful. Just don't get rained out.

Are that teapot and creamer Russel Wright? Just wondering.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Looking good, it is!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Jo! Wow your clematis did wonderful despite all the rain you've had this spring...it's absolutely beautiful! I LOVE your bird houses..especially the painted gourd it that's what it is. What a wonderful visitor to have in your 'garden'...I'm afraid our Shep has the deer scared off for a half mile around our house and I don't blame them for staying away. I hope the sun is shining over there and that things are drying up for everyone. Take care and have a wonderful day. Maura

bennie and patsy said...

Your Clematis is a beauty. Mine is not filling out and no sign of a bud.
Patsy

Kay said...

Love you photos. Very interesting. Has the water gone down yet? Saw a video on YouTube of the flooding in Nashville. Looks like the Opry House may be ruined.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, How's the water situation in your area now??? I'm sure it will take Lebanon a long time to recover.. So sad!

Your Clematis is gorgeous.. Ours had not started blooming when we left home.. I hope it blooms soon.

Great picture of the deer...They love bird feeders.

Enjoying the beach... Beautiful day today here!
Hugs,
Betsy

Sandra said...

the deer photos is priceless, I really like the gourd bird house, I saw my first gourds in KY at age 10, they fascianted me. they were used to drink water from out of a bucket and as scoops and of course now bird houses.

George said...

Your clemantis is beautiful -- we're still waiting for ours to bloom. Thanks for showing us around your place. The pictures are wonderful.

Betsy said...

Gorgeous clematis! Mind is covered with buds...just about to open!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh, the clematis is one of the prettiest I've seen. So full and colorful! I have trouble with clematis. I think my rabbit eats them!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hey, I just finished looking at all your water photos..that was some wicked rainfall amount in such a short time. I am glad you are OK, but it looks like your area is really soggy. Hopefully the water is going down.
Your Clematis is a beautiful color..well actually all your flower photos are stunning! :)

Star said...

Charming dear Jo. I love the bird houses and I can well see why you have so many! What a delightful little deer, isn't he.
Blessings, Star

Jill of All Trades said...

Stunning, just stunning!